A new AP report shows that the lingering effects of the BP oil spill are taking a toll on the fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico.
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The bad news isn’t over for the Gulf. The preliminary findings of two new studies show that the nearly two million gallons of toxic dispersants applied to the more than 200 million gallons of oil that gushed from the Deepwater Horizon rig may have been more damaging to the ecosystem as a whole than the oil alone.
Conservation groups including Defenders are urging the Obama administration to spend some of the $1 billion BP announced it would release yesterday to help speed the cleanup and recovery of the Gulf of Mexico on expanding coastal wildlife refuges.
One year after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, Defenders is still working hard to protect the sea turtles, dolphins, pelicans and other wildlife still threatened by the disaster.
As part of my job at Defenders, I continue to learn about the myriad tools we all have to help make wildlife management work in good times, and during crises like oil spills. I made a commitment after the heart-breaking BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to be a better citizen by becoming a certified Wildlife Sea Otter Responder.